Anti-aging biotechnological LUMICEASE™blue ingredient honored with Silver at the in-cosmetics Global Green Ingredient Awards in Paris (April 2-4)
This award organized in partnership with Ecovia Intellience is given to a raw material or ingredient that makes a significant environmental and / or social difference around sustainability.
The ingredient is addressed to prepare, protect and repair the skin from solar and artificial blue light-induced damage by activating the skin adaptive responses, through inducing opsin proteins - considered as epidermal photosensors. In vivo results showed significant reductions in wrinkles, roughness, brown spots and UV spots.
Example of biotechnological expertise and sustainability commitment
LUMICEASE™ blue ingredient is a ferment extract obtained through bioprocesses from one of the most radiation-resistant microorganisms, Exiguobacterium sp., isolated from a specific waterfall in the Eastern Pyrenees mountains, in the North of Spain.
Only a few drops from the cascade were necessary to be able to isolate the microorganism and produce up to tons of the ingredient without further harvesting from nature. Furthermore, the fermentation processes applied do not use chemical reagents nor solvents for minimum ecological impact.
But at Lipotec™ Active Ingredients we wanted to go a step further in our commitment with the environment by returning to nature what it had offered us by sponsoring a project dedicated to the conservation of the aquatic environment and endangered species of the Pyrenean area from which the microorganism was extracted. This is done by donating a percentage of sales of multifunctional LUMICEASE™ blue ingredient to the local NGO Paisatges Vius
We are honored with this award and we hope our small initiative can contribute to all those that, as we do, are setting the direction to a more sustainable cosmetic market. Our congratulations to the other participants.
Photo, from left to right: Nuria Almiñana, PhD., Toxicology and Efficacy Manager, Cristina Carreño, PhD., Global New Business Development Director, Domenico Palella, Global Business Director, Personal Care and Roziani Zulkifli, Exhibition Manager